Beverly Sibanda

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Beverly Sibanda

Beverly Sibanda(real name Junior Banda) is a controversial pole dancer-cum-musician. Bev, as she is affectionately known made headlines with her exotic dance routines that includes strip teasing. The self proclaimed Zimbabwean Beyonce's dances includes inserting a bottle in his private parts something totally taboo in the country's tradition. In 2014, Bev was alleged converted to Christianity by Reverend Magaya and was applauded by most of Zimbabweans. Within three months of her conversion, Bev went back to her dancing after alleged disagreements with Magaya


Bev was born in Chitungwiza on the 3rd of April 1991. She is the last born in a family of 10, where only five are still surviving. Her father Darlington Timothy Banda who died in 2002 was from Malawi and was a musician. Bev's mother died in 1998.[1]She grew up in Greendale and has one son called Kudzai.


Bev attended Selborne Routledge School and Zengeza 4 Primary School for her primary education. She then enrolled at Zengeza High 2 and later Charles Clerk for her secondary education. After her Ordinary level she did not dare collect her results as she knew she had failed because of her naughtiness.

Dancing Career

Bev started dancing in school after which it joined Zalabantu dance group from Gwanda.[2]In 2008 Bev launched he solo career as a sex dancer. She was virtually unknown by then. In August 2011 Bev together with Mercy Mukumire, Chantel Dlamini and Brenda Cocoa formed the Sexy Angels group. The group members came from various dance groups. It was this group that made Bev a household name. She became one of the most sough after dancer, having shows for the whole week from Tuesday up to Sunday. Sometimes, she even had double bookings in a single day.[3] Bev's sexually suggesting dance routines, endeared her to many men.

Police Requests

Bev's acts are so enticing and policed that at one point even some police officers allegedly requested her to dance for them. Bev herself claims she was forced to do so after numerous request from the police officers. This was after Bev and fellow dancer Zoey were arrested by the police for allegedly publishing indecent pictures.[4] Bev and Zoey allegeed danced for cops all night. Bev even claims that they were begged to dance every 30 minutes.[5] She said they treated 'very well'.

Bottle Dance

In 2012 Bev launched a new dance which was tearmed 'Bottle Dance'. The dance involved her inserting the top part of a quart into her privates. The dance which reassemble pure pornography, became so popular that she earned her enough money to move into a flat in the plush Borrowdale suburb and to buy a car.[6] This however angered Delta Beverages since she used a Castle larger bottle. The company's Corporate Director was angered at the use of the bottle and encouraged clients not to use bottle for unintended purposes. However Bev was defiant and said the company was supposed to be grateful since she was marketing their brand. She even said people were so into the dance that that they actually drink from the same bottles after she use them on stage.[7]

The Conversion

In January 2014, Bev was reportedly repented after Prophet Walter Magaya ministered to her. The latter told her that his church Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries was going to open a business for her. [8] The news of her conversion was welcomed by most of Zimbabweans. However rival dancer, Zoey doubted the conversation. As promised the ministry helped her open a clothing shop in March 2014. After the conversion it was alleged that Magaya used Bev as a marketing gimmick since after the conversion Magaya became the prophet of the moment with popular musicians, politicians and prostitutes flocking to his church. As some people expected Bev only after three months at Magaya's, she went back to dancing after a fall out with the ministry.

The Comeback

  1. Beverly Sibanda exposed…uses fake name, 'Zimbabwe Focus', Published: 23 Dec 2013, Retrieved: 8 May 2014
  2. Beverly, the pole-dancer sets Harare abuzz, 'The Standard', Published: 8 Jan 2012, Retrieved: 8 May 2014
  3. Beverly Sibanda is hot property!, 'Chronicle', Published: 21 July 2012, Retrieved: 8 May 2014
  4. VIDEO: Beverly dances in Harare prison, 'Nehanda Radio', Published: 31 Oct 2013, Retrieved: 8 May 2014
  5. Bev and Zoey Entertain Cops While In Custody, 'Three Men on A Boat', Published: 1 Oct 2012, Retrieved: 8 May 2014
  6. Delta vs Beverly – All the Wrong Dance Moves, 'Zimbo Jam', Published: 10 July 2012, Retrieved: 8 May 2014
  7. Pole dancer Beverly’s bottle act in pictures, 'Nehanda Radio', Published: 12 Jul 2012, Retrieved: 8 May 2014
  8. Prophet Magaya to transform Bev’s life, 'NewsDay', Published: 28 Jan 2014, Retrieved: 8 May 2014